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Chapter 32. Technical Issues > Markup Languages

Markup Languages

Markup languages are used to describe the structure of web documents. The most ubiquitous markup language, of course, is HTML—but it’s not the only one.

SGML and the Basic Structure of Markup

HTML, XML, XHTML, WML—all the “ML” acronyms—are markup languages, as are SVG, SMIL, and various others. No matter what their other differences are, all these languages share a common syntax you should already find familiar:


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